HC Deb 12 February 1891 vol 350 c494
SIR GEORGE BADEN-POWELL (Liverpool, Kirkdale)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether his attention has been called to the fact that no news of the opening of the Jamaica Exhibition was published in this country until a week after the event; whether he can state the reason of this delay; and whether he can present to the House any official account of an Exhibition which is of such interest to those connected with West Indian industries and commerce?


Telegrams direct from the West Indies are very costly, and this may probably have been the reason why no accounts of the proceedings at the opening of the Jamaica Exhibition have been given by the Press until yesterday. My hon. Friend will see in the Times of yesterday a full telegram from New York. The more detailed accounts by mail have not yet arrived; but it will be considered, when the Governor's despatch has been received, whether there will be advantage in presenting it to Parliament.